Thursday, October 28, 2010
Well, one of my adjunct instructors came to me after she got paid and said that she needed to talk to me about her pay. At that point, I was nervous because I never like to mess up with people's pay and I do know that we are human. I stopped doing what I was doing and listened to her when she said that she got her check and it was more than what she was used to getting. She then said to me that she think I over-paid her and that she has more money than usual and didn't know what to do with all that money. I keep a log of all hours I turn in and how much I turn in every other week, so I said to her that I will check the records to see how many hours were turned in for her.
We both agreed that she worked a total of 22 hours and that is what I had on record for her. I said, "There it is, 22 hours on the dot." The little lady then said, "This is a mystery, I can't explain it." I then asked her if she was at the meeting where it had been announced that all adjuncts got a raise. She said, "No, I didn't go to a meeting....A raise, you say?" I said, "Yes, you all got like 4, maybe 5 dollars an hour raise." She said, "Now, that explains it, cause I thought I was gonna have to cash my check and bring the excess to you." Bless her heart!!
Monday, October 25, 2010
Monday, October 18, 2010
So, let's get this straight....I'm suppose to go and read this stuff and then study for the exam!!! YOU ARE THE INSTRUCTOR, YOU TEACH IT, I LEARN IT. Some of the readings are difficult to understand and then we go into the classroom and ask questions about what we read. We didn't get a chance to ask any questions regarding the readings that were just thrown at us, neither did we get a chance to have her to explain it to us. She also told us that on the mid-term exam, there would be two, yes, two essay questions on the mid-term and the rest of it would be just matching definitions to the answers. Sounds pretty simple, huh? Until.........the night of the exam. When 5:30 came, the instructor said for us to remove everything from our desk and all we needed was something to write with. Now, how many essay questions did I say that she said would be on the exam? TWO! When I looked at those 9 pages of stuff, can anybody tell me why was every question in essay format?
No, you don't have to do a double take because you read it right. EVERY QUESTION was in essay format. Not only that, every question had several questions within a question. My mind just wasn't prepared for that because I'm like if you knew all the questions would have been in that way, just say what you mean and mean what you say. Don't come up here the night of the exam and spring surprises on us. On that Thursday after the exam, one of the ladies from my class e-mailed me and said....WHAT WAS THAT ABOUT LAST NIGHT WITH THE EXAM? I didn't have an answer for her mainly because I was still in shock my own darn self.
Saturday, October 16, 2010
I'm at a point in my life now that I have patience for our kids, and a few of our kids friends, mainly because their friends know I don't take no junk and they know the rules when they come to our house and they know where I stand on things. I am trying to go to school and patience for other children would definitely be an option. Our daughter is a senior and everything that goes with being a senior, such as the teenage drama and I want to focus on her and make sure she is doing everything she needs to get that diploma and then make sure my son get that bonding from hubby, now that he is high school now. I do feel that bringing a foster child in our home, especially at this time, is just not a good idea. I feel that he or she would not get that loving motherly and fatherly attention that a child deserves. Some of my fears are what kind of child would it be? Does he/she steal? Lie? Run-away? Curse? Fight? Uggghhhh, too much stuff to try to think about or deal with.
I don't think it's selfish of me to have waited until both kids are in high school for me to go back to school and do something for myself that I've wanted to do and putting it on hold again will just keep delaying me. Our children won't be children forever and then I will just have a job with nothing else to show for my life. Does it sound like I'm talking about me, me, me and I, I, I? Well, hubby should understand what I've been telling him and if time permits after all my schooling is over, we can consider the topic then. But in the meantime, I will just be selfish cause I am liking life just the way it is.
Thursday, October 14, 2010
I can't understand how one doesn't want prayer in school because it is said it violates their constitutional right when the Bible says to pray without ceasing but yet they want to use the Freedom of Speech clause to cuss on television even when it's a family show. The system is all screwed up everywhere. One girl had so much to say when this topic arose in class and each person has the right to believe in whatever and whoever you want, but one thing I do know that people think differently but I still believe in One Lord, One Faith, One Baptism. That's what I've grown up to believe all these years and if I've been taught wrong, blame it on the a-a-a-a-alcohol!
So the instructor asked the girl who was asking all these questions, "What does that have to do with what we are discussing in class?" That was kind of a low blow but she wanted the instructor to justify that her beliefs were right and the book was wrong. It could very well be, but just because they are my beliefs don't mean you have to believe in what I believe in. I know I wasn't created from no darn monkey but if the question is asked on a test, heck yeah I'm putting that as the answer because that's what they teach. Just because I deal with things doesn't mean I have to agree with it. Now let the church say Amen.
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Well, when my car had been out of commission for three weeks, I didn't take a lunch on any of those 14 days and not only worked through lunch, but didn't get to leave early either. So my boss and I had talked about it between ourselves that when my car got back up and running, that she wanted me to use those hours (along with lunch) and just take off at the end of the day each day until all my hours had been used up. She asked me if I thought this was reasonable and I said yes. To be clear on things, I asked her if I would be leaving at 3:00 everyday for the next 14 days instead of 4:00, she said yes.
When the beginning of the week came, I shut down my computer and was ready to leave at 3:00, then on Tuesday, then Wednesday, but on Thursday.....that's when the trouble came. My boss came to me and asked me how many more days did I have to leave early. I told her that I just started on Monday and that I had Thursday, Friday, and then all of the following week and then a few extra days to get to 14 days. She said that a few people had been asking why I was leaving at 3:00. I told her that it was none of their business and that she and I had discussed it. She then asked me to tell her again why I was leaving early. I gave her the look as if to say, "Are you for-real???" I said, "Remember when my car was down...." and that's all I got out and she said, "Oh I remember now." I asked my boss if it was a problem that I was using up the hours that were due me and if so, to let me know now. She said it was not a problem and that she just wanted to know what to tell people.....this is what I wanted to tell her to tell them, "Stay in your lane and let me do the driving in my lane and now here is a broom so you can sweep around your own door". But I said, "Tell them, you got this and it's personal and we have already discussed this." She said she didn't think about that at first.
Saturday, October 9, 2010
So while we were just sitting in the living room, chillin' and watching television, our 17 year old says to me, "Mom, why don't you read me a bedtime story like you used to do when I was younger?" My reply, "Child, now I end up in bed before you do now." We laughed and then she said, "I want to go back in time where you used to bathe me and tuck me in at night." My reply, "When I washed your booty, it stayed clean, now that you are washing it, ain't no telling what kind of crust has grown on it." All we could do is laugh and she said, "Mom, you are so hilarious, now can you pick me up and carry me?" My reply, "You have lost your everlasting mind, you will break my arm and my back." She fell out on the floor and laughed. Laughter and then more laughter. Life,I tell ya, it's all about living.
Monday, October 4, 2010
I'm sure many of you are probably saying that you would love extra help doing what it is you do. It's not that I wouldn't mind extra help....if there was something for the other person to do. I have a routine going and it works. I'm saying now I have to pass off some of my work to someone else and then still be productive all day. I am appreciative of what my boss is trying to do by helping me try to succeed in classes but I hope someone gets what I'm trying to say without sounding like I am unappreciative because I'm really not.
Sunday, October 3, 2010
Of course my daughter said it was unfair that I banned her friend, but I told her that I would consider letting her friend come back when she learned how to act when she comes over our house. I don't know if my daughter told her that or not but lately, the friend would tell my daughter to tell me hello whenever they talked over the phone. I said hello back. So our daughter and her friend have been working on the Senior Council at school getting ready for homecoming. They had to be at the school cutting and putting up decorations and such, so our daughter comes to us and said that her friend will not have a ride home one evening and wanted to know if she could come home with us and just stay the night. I agreed but told our daughter that she know how I am and I don't want no mess. She said that her friend has learned her lesson and won't do it again.
Sure enough, when hubby went to pick them up from school, they walked in and said good evening and asked how was our day. The friend was so respectful and mannerable and she wasn't as loud as she normally is. She came in and helped our daughter do this and that and was just a nicer person. As for as the ban........well it turned out to be 18 months when I finally let her back in our house.